Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 19 Martii, 1645.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Ordinance: It is, concerning the Disposing of the Great Seal: It moved from you: And they do agree to it, with these Amendments:- This Petition to the City: And this Paper: And the Lords have, according to their Desire, obliterated out of their Book their Votes, and all the Proceedings thereupon: And, upon their Representation, That this Petition proceeded out of no ill Affection to the Parliament, they pass by That also; whereof they thought fit to give you notice:-And this Petition of Sir Percy Smith: Which they refer to your Consideration.
The Petition, styled, "The humble Petition of divers Inhabitants of the City of London;" and directed, "To the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, the Right Worshipful the Aldermen, and Commons, in CommonCouncil assembled;" was read.
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That, according to the Desire of the City, the Votes, and all the Proceedings upon the Petition delivered from the City to the House of Peers, and by them sent to this House, be obliterated out of the Journal-Book of this House: And that, upon their Representation, That the Petition to the City proceeded out of no ill Affection to the Parliament, they agree with the Lords to pass by That also.
Mr. Recorder is appointed to acquaint the CommonCouncil, That this House is well satisfied with the Proceedings of the City to this House; and do Order, That the City be acquainted, That this House hath obliterated out of their Journal the Votes, and all their Proceedings upon their Petition to the House of Peers; and do expect from the City, That the Copy of that Petition, and the Petition to them, and all their Proceedings upon them, be obliterated out of their Register and Records.
Resolved, &c. That Alderman Pennington be discharged and disengaged from the Two hundred Pounds formerly appointed to be by him given to the Party that discovered the Irish Rebels Macguire and Macmohun, that had escaped out of the Tower.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay unto Mr. Holles and Sir John Clotworthy the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, to be by them disposed and bestowed upon the Party that discovered the Two Irish Rebels Macguire and Macmohun, that had escaped out of the Tower; for his good Service therein.
The Lords have appointed a Committee of Five of their Lordships, whereof Two to be of the Quorum, and desire this House to appoint a proportionable Number; to draw a Letter to be sent to the Prince, to invite him to come into the Parliament's Quarters, according to the Vote of both Houses; to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House: And they to make Report thereof to both Houses. We are likewise commanded to deliver a Report from the Scotts Commissioners, concerning the Discovery to them of the unknown Knight; and that Means may be used for the Discovery of Robert Wright.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords in nominating a Committee, of a proportionable Number, to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings, to draw a Letter to be sent to the Prince, as is desired.
This Committee, or any Four of them, is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; to draw a Letter to be sent to the Prince, to invite him to come into the Parliament's Quarters, according to the Vote of both Houses: And are to make Report thereof to both Houses.
Ordered, That Wm. Rabisha, the Messenger that brought the Letter from Truroe, from Mr. Rushworth, of 11 Martii 1645, this Day read, shall have the Sum of Ten Pounds bestowed upon him for his Pains: And that the Committee of Plimouth do forthwith pay the same accordingly.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers, to the First Message; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Great Seal, they do agree: They do also agree, and have given Order, for the obliterating, out of the Journal of this House, the Votes and Proceedings upon the Petition: And, as to Sir Piercie Smyth's Petition, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from Henley, of 18 Martii 1645, from the Governor there, Colonel Purbeck Temple, concerning the Enemies coming with a Body of Horse and Foot to lodge at Dorchester in Oxfordshire, was this Day read: And
Sir Gilbert Gerard carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Mr. Fogge to have Fifty Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall; the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Hospital of Leicester; the Ordinance for Mr. Recorder to be Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown for the Counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Mountgomery; the Ordinance for Six thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Forces appointed to follow Sir Jacob Ashley in the Field; and the Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Forces employed in North-Wales.
This Committee, or any Two of them, are to consider whatwas spoken by Sir Henry Cholmley in the House, and by Mr. Crompton at the Bar; and to prepare an Answer to be returned to the Scotts Commissioners Paper, concerning the Discovery of the unknown Knight; and present the same to the House: They are likewise to consider of an Answer to be returned unto them, concerning Robert Wright: And have Power to send for them.
Ordered, That the Letters concerning Nottinghamshire, and the Forces before Newark, and the whole Business of the North and Leicestershire, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to take care forthwith to send down to the Scotts Forces before Newark, Five thousand Pounds; and to provide some settled Course for the furnishing those Forces with Five thousand Pounds monthly: And that they do propound to the House some Ground of good Credit for the Ascertaining and Repaying of this monthly Five thousand Pounds accordingly.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers, to the Second Message; That this House has appointed a Committee, of a proportionable Number, to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings, as is desired: As to the Scotts Commissioners Paper, concerning the unknown Knight, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Lord Inchiquin's Propositions for the present Furnishing of the Six thousand Pounds formerly voted for the Service of the Forces of Munster, and for Four thousand Suits of Apparel completed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, and Interest, charged upon the Excise, be repaid into the Receipts of the Excise, out of the first Monies that shall come in upon the last Ordinance passed both Houses, for raising Monies for carrying on the Affairs of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Suits of Cloaths, that is to say, Cassocks, Breeches, and Shoes, be forthwith provided for the Service of the Forces in Munster: And that the same be deducted out of the Pay of the said Forces.
Resolved, &c. That the Monies for the Paying for and Providing of these Cloaths be charged upon, and paid out of, the Moiety of the Compositions at Goldsmiths-Hall, in Course, not charged for the Use of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that it be referred to the said Committee, to make an Estimate, What the Charge hereof will come to; and to contract for the same, for the best Advantage of the State.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be paid, out of the Six thousand Pounds this Day charged upon the Excise, for the Use of the Forces in Munster: And that the said Five hundred Pounds be paid to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, to be by the said Committee distributed, and paid, upon Accompt, to the Officers of Munster now in Town with the Lord Inchiquin: And that, upon the Receipt of these Monies, the said Officers do forthwith repair to their respective Charges and Commands.
Ordered, That the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East-Indies shall have Leave, and are hereby authorized, to ship out and export for the East-Indies, in the Ships called The Dolphin, Antelope, Greyhound, William, Ulysses, and Endymion, being the Ships belonging to the said Company, and ready to set Sail for those Parts, Foreign Coin and Foreign Bullion of Silver, to the Value of Five-and-fifty thousand Pounds: And that the Commissioners of the Customs do suffer the said Foreign Coin and Foreign Bullion to pass in the said Ships, as formerly hath been accustomed.
Mr. Prideaux, according to the Order on Monday last, post meridiem, reported the whole Case concerning Mr. Henly and Mr. Wightwick, Chief Clerks of the King'sBench; and concerning Mr. Henlie's Composition, together with the Particulars of his Estate: For which, and for the Profits of his Office, he had tendered the Sum of Seven thousand Pounds.
The Question being propounded, Whether Mr. Henley should pay the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds for his Composition for his Delinquency, and taking the Sequestration off from his Estate, and for his Fifth, and Twentieth-Part;
"That, as Part of the Fine, Mr. Henley's Interest in the Manor of Bishop's-Cannings should be conveyed to Sir Edward Bainton, and Four thousand Five hundred Pounds of the said Fine abated, in Consideration thereof;" should be added to the Question;
|Sir John Evelyn,Sir Arthur Hasilrig,||
Tellers for the Yea:
With the Yea,
|Mr. Maynard,Mr. Corbett,||
Tellers for the Noe:
With the Noe,
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds of Mr. Robert Henley, for a Fine, for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate, and off from his Part of the Profits of his Office during Mr. Wightwick's Life; and also, for and in full Satisfaction of all Sums to be set upon him, or paid by him, for his Fifth, and Twentieth-Part: And that, upon Payment thereof, or Satisfaction given, for the Payment thereof, to the said Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.